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    Default as+adjective+noun+as structure

    Hello,

    I read this sentence on Murphy's (Unit 73):

    - Despite his disability, he tried to lead as normal a life as possible.

    Is this structure usual in spoken language?

    Would my sentence be correct this way:

    - Despite his disability, he tried lo lead a life as normal as possible.

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: as+adjective+noun+as structure

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post

    - Despite his disability, he tried to lead as normal a life as possible.

    Is this structure usual in spoken language? Yes.

    Would my sentence be correct this way:

    - Despite his disability, he tried lo lead a life as normal as possible. It's less natural.
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    Default Re: as+adjective+noun+as structure

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    Hello,

    I read this sentence on Murphy's (Unit 73):

    - Despite his disability, he tried to lead as normal a life as possible.

    Is this structure usual in spoken language?

    Would my sentence be correct this way:

    - Despite his disability, he tried lo lead a life as normal as possible.

    Thank you.
    Your second sentence would be better as: "Despite his disability, he tried to lead his life as normally as possible".

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